Chew on this…

0 Posted by - April 16, 2013 - Archive

For thousands of years, different cultures have chewed a variation of gum-like substances. The Greeks chewed mastic tree sap; Mayans used sapodilla tree sap; Native Americans preferred spruce sap; and ancient Middle Eastern travelers used frankincense oleoresin. Although there are many reasons to chew gum, some of the most interesting (at least to me) include to promote oral health and to help control appetite.

Frankincense oleoresin was traditionally chewed by ancient Middle Eastern travelers during long journeys when days were long and food was scarce. These days, you will often see contestants on NBC’s The Biggest Loser chewing gum. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, the simple act of chewing distracts your mouth and prevents cravings. The effect that chewing gum has on cravings and hunger management is also the subject of many current studies.

So how does chewing gum improve oral health? As we eat, acids are created in the mouth as food is broken down. Over time these acids have the potential to break down tooth enamel, which can lead to additional oral issues. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), chewing gum triggers the production of saliva that washes away or dilutes these acids. Clinical studies show that after a minimum of 20 minutes of chewing, optimal oral benefits are reached.

Slique™ Gum combines pure, natural frankincense chewing resin, peppermint and spearmint essential oils, and xylitol into a one-of-a-kind chewing experience. The gum base is free of synthetic material and is cold pressed to preserve the benefits that ancient caravan travelers enjoyed. Personally, I like to spice my gum up a little by adding 1–2 drops of Slique Essence prior to chewing. This adds additional flavor and a hint of sweetness. It also adds additional Slique benefits. It should be noted, however, that adding any type of citrus oil to the gum modifies the gum consistency and may alter the chewing experience.

Suggestions for using Slique Gum

  • Chew while cooking to prevent nibbling
  • Use after a meal to improve oral health
  • Keep a pack in your purse or briefcase to help resist high-calorie temptations
  • Chew between meals to control cravings and avoid mindless snacking

Have you tried Slique Gum? Now is your opportunity! We will randomly select 10 people who leave a comment with their thoughts on this all-natural gum to receive a free three pack. Good luck!

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager


  • Madelaine Stout June 26, 2013 - 8:25 am Reply

    If this works as mentioned, then, I’m willing to try it. I always try it myself before giving it or recommending it to my patient/friends. How about it? May I please try it?

  • Madelaine Stout June 26, 2013 - 8:24 am Reply

    If this gum does what it claims to do, then I’m will to try it. So how about it?

  • Nancy June 6, 2013 - 9:50 pm Reply

    Would love to try Slique Gum ! I work at desk all day and I have a tendency to get the mid afternoon munchies and could use a better alternative to keep myself from mindless snacking and gaining weight as a result !

  • Linda Ellis May 17, 2013 - 7:58 am Reply

    I need something to curve my appetite

  • Mandy Northcott May 7, 2013 - 8:07 am Reply

    Excited to try it !

  • Celeste Freeman May 6, 2013 - 6:34 pm Reply

    I have found that this gum helps me feel better when I am fighting a cold or have brain fog. Frankincense supports the immune and nervous systems so it makes sense!

  • Kendra Beagles April 25, 2013 - 10:28 am Reply

    I have been chewing xylitol peppermint/spearmint gum for several years instead of using gums with sugar or substitute sweeteners. I am thrilled Young Living has a gum with essential oils plus xylitol since that combines the ‘best of both worlds’. Looking forward to chewing myself to better health, plus another way to advertise to others how wonderful Young Living products are.

  • Denise Parmley April 24, 2013 - 2:38 pm Reply

    Would love to try the slique gum

  • Trisha Raisanen Koski April 23, 2013 - 4:52 pm Reply

    Not a bad taste and yes, it does curb the appetite!

  • liann slotsve April 22, 2013 - 9:46 pm Reply

    Looking forward to trying this gum.

  • Amanda Finlayson April 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm Reply

    I would love to try Slique Gum and see if it helps with my sensitive teeth, and my oral health!

  • melita April 20, 2013 - 2:36 pm Reply

    i love my gum I have a dry mouth so ialways have gum,in my mouth. Love gum..

  • Jenelle Nelson April 20, 2013 - 7:12 am Reply

    I would love to try this gum. How long does it last? Does it get hard after a short period of time like some gums do?

  • Pam April 19, 2013 - 8:29 pm Reply

    I like to chew gum, but my grandson REALLY enjoys it. I’m assuming this is safe for children. Plus, it may help curb his sweets and chips cravings!

  • Jennifer Henderson April 19, 2013 - 6:42 pm Reply

    Love young living. Down 11 pounds with slique oil. Gum would be amazing to try

  • Mary Hughett April 18, 2013 - 11:37 pm Reply

    I would LOVE to try this, but am curious if it’s ok to chew with a partial? My soon to be 93 yr young grandma (93 in June) LOVES to chew gum; how cute is that!?

  • Ondrea April 18, 2013 - 8:33 pm Reply

    Im a` gum-a-hol-ic…would love to try this!

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